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Breaking Her Fall by Stephen Goodwin
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Aug 29, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: american, contemporary, fiction, novels

** spoiler alert ** This book embodies everything I detest about contemporary literature. Goodwin's sensibilities are thoroughly middle-class, and I mean that in the worst possible way. Instead of explaining what I mean by that, I'll just tell you about this book. The main character is a middle class divorcee who receives a phone call one Saturday evening from a stranger who tells him his daughter is at a pool party giving everyone head. He rushes to the scene of the crime only to find his daughter has left. He gets into a fight with one of the teenaged boys still at the house and accidentally puts out his eye. He spends the next three-hundred pages having sex with his best friend's wife while his lawyers maneuver to keep him out of prison for putting out a fifteen year old boy's eye, and trying to bring himself to somehow find it in the deepest part of his heart to maybe forgive his daughter for f@#$ing six guys at the same time. Good christ, it's enough to make me want to watch TV.
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